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Data Governance Lead
Ref No.: 17-02811
Location: New York, New York
Position Type:Full Time
Pay Rate : $ 100,000.00 - 150,000.00 /Year
Data Governance Lead

Job Summary:
The Data Governance Lead will manage and maintain the Firm's Data Governance initiatives. He/she will need to work to establish a complete Data Catalogue by working with each functional area and establish Business As Usual practices for Data Management to ensure the firm's Data quality. The candidate is expected to work closely with a number of functional areas on an ongoing basis to implement a robust Data Governance regime.

Major Responsibilities:
  • Work with SMEs to collect and document processes and flows of critical data attributes throughout the firm.
  • To establish and manage a comprehensive Data Catalogue
  • To establish and manage Data management processes, including Data exception monitoring and remediation.
  • To document and implement remediation processes within each functional area
  • Promote understanding and good governance within each functional area
  • Liaise with the firms affiliates to ensure that agreed standards are met
  • Act as SME and point of contact for Data Governance initiatives both internally and externally
  • Review Data Governance initiatives, identify deficiencies, recommend and implement improvements
  • Work with vendors and colleagues to assess different technologies and determine their impact on Data Governance.
  • Prepare reports to senior management for Data Governance compliance and issues
Required Qualifications:
  • Strong understanding of Data Governance models and standards
  • Ability to apply best practices for Data Governance practices
  • Excellent communication skills. Ability to clearly articulate ideas, solutions etc.
  • Organized with Strong Project Management skills.
  • Self-driven -- Ability to lead projects from initiation to completion.
  • Educational background with BS / MS in science or engineering preferred
  • 4+ years' of experience in a similar position.
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to balance and prioritize work
  • Experience working with databases and ability to build queries in SQL
Additional Qualifications:
  • Experience with project management and industry best practices
  • Experience working within the Financial Services industry